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New Jersey Transit Train Accident Attorneys

Our Lawyers Represent Passengers Injured in the Hoboken, NJ Transit Train Accident

Many residents rely on New Jersey’s transit system to commute to work. In addition, high-speed trains transport riders throughout the state and the Northeast corridor. Although the public transportation system is relatively safe, when accidents do happen, they tend to be catastrophic because of the weight, size and speed of trains and buses.

Seigel Law represents train and bus passengers, motorists and pedestrians injured in accidents involving public transportation vehicles, such as the NJ Transit train accident in Hoboken, NJ which killed one and injured dozens others. Our firm has concentrated solely on personal injury recovery since we opened our doors in 1976. Because we devote all of resources and experience to this one area of law, our lawyers can aggressively take on large corporations and municipalities responsible for your accident. After answering your automobile accident questions, we develop a strategy to recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.

Passenger injuries on the train and on the platform

Trains provide a convenient, safe form of transportation. However, passengers run the risk of being injured while on the train or on the platform under certain conditions, such as:

  • Narrow or under-construction platforms that increase the risk of falling onto the rails
  • Gaps between the platform and the train
  • Inadequate security in the station or on the train that may allow attack
  • Derailment and sudden braking

New Jersey train accidents

Train tracks crisscross the streets of Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Clifton. As a train approaches an intersection, a gate should descend, a warning bell should chime, and the conductor’s loud whistle should blow. If any of these vital alert systems fail, drivers and pedestrians are at risk of being hit by a high-speed train.

New Jersey bus accidents

Negligently operated buses present another threat to the public, motorists and passengers. A motor vehicle accident may result if the bus driver:

  • Texts or talks on a cellphone
  • Uses drugs or alcohol
  • Drives long-distance routes without adequate sleep
  • Lacks training and experience
  • Fails to monitor the back end of the bus during turns

Often, motor coach companies are at fault for the negligence of their drivers. The rules and regulations may encourage drivers to forgo sleep, take stimulants or speed to keep the bus on schedule. To cut costs, the company may also hire drivers with a history of traffic citations and without the requisite experience to safely handle a bus.

Get the help you need with your mass transit crash claim

Seigel Law is a premier auto accident recovery law firm. Call us at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Ridgewood-based firm. Your first appointment is free. We represent injured clients in the Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Hudson County regions, and throughout northern New Jersey, and we can go to your home or the hospital if your injuries prevent you from coming to us. Your case is handled on contingency, meaning you do not owe us attorney fees unless we win you damages.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
  • $7,900,000

    Recovery on behalf of the 16-year-old girl injured by electrical malfunction

  • $8,000,000

    Jury verdict in a catastrophic injury case

  • $1,100,000

    Settlement for a fractured arm in Passaic County

  • $4,775,000

    Settlement for a woman in Bergen County injured in a trucking accident

Meet Our Attorneys


  • (61 Reviews)

    By Teresa R Perez - January, 2018

    I have had a great experience thus far. The personal injury process is stressful and they have been helpful and courteous in getting me the right referrals. I was injured while visiting NJ and live in another state, my case is not an easy one but they are working diligently to help. I appreciate the personalized attention and highly recommend this firm.

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    By Miriam Smith-Leone - December, 2017

    The law office was great with my back and neck injury. They directed me to the right doctors and got me a huge settlement. Being a single mom, it help pay off all my debt and bills. Me and my kids can have a bill free christmas, with plenty of food and happiness, stress free. They are the best ever and I would highly recommend them to anyone rich or poor, who has been in an accident and need legal help...

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    By L C - October, 2017

    After the misfortune of suffering an injury, I had the good fortune to choose Seigel Law to represent me. During my initial meeting with Jan Seigel, I found him to be extremely confident and reassuring---he totally put me at ease. I was represented by Mark Mc Bratney---an EXCELLENT attorney. He was supportive and professional through the entire process, and provided an excellent outcome for my case.

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    By Liliana Paredes - October, 2017

    Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In unvarnished truth Jonas Siegel will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. Jonas has tenacity coupled with a degree of tenderness, but never losing site of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his clients. I defenetly recoment this law firm. Thanks for helping me out in my case.

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    By Oren Goldshmidt - September, 2017

    I'd like to thank everyone at segal law for the amazing experience they provided me. From the moment I stepped in to the end of the case , segal and his team delivered exactly what they promised. I couldn't have received any better treatment from a law firm. Any concerns, questions or problems I had were addressed and dealt with accordingly...

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What we offer our clients


Knowledge

Personal injury and medical knowledge

Our knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers includes a medical doctor who advises on complex medical topics

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One-on-one attorney attention

By maintaining a limited number of cases, our attorneys can provide personalized attention to each client we serve

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Results-oriented strategies

Our lawyers have won numerous high verdicts and settlements, many in the high six- and seven-figure range, for our injured clients

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Trial experience

Every trial attorney in our firm is a certified trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court

Communication

Communication as a priority

We understand how important communication is to a successful attorney-client relationship, we return calls within 24 hours

Community

Community involvement

Our lawyers and staff are active in community outreach and community service programs

Testimonials
  • "The lawyers at Seigel Law know how to get you the results you want. Jan Seigel and His team returned every one of my phone calls, listened to me and worked with me to a desirable outcome. Seigel Law definitely goes above and beyond to protect the injured." - B.M.

  • "After my car accident, my life turned into a disaster. Dealing with everything became impossible. Jan Seigel and his people helped me with every aspect of my injuries and the insurance companies so I could focus on healing. They helped me through everything and they got me what I was due." - M.P.

  • "I found the personnel to be very efficient, and work very quickly. I'm happy that I was referred to this firm, because I found that I was very comfortable working with them." - F.V.

  • "Amazing. I have to say they were very supportive and were able to give me tons of information. I didn't feel rushed and felt they truly cared about my well-being. Their website is also extremely helpful and well setup." - T.D.

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